The Kerala Excessive Courtroom on Monday took a severe word of the way by which a guard appointed by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) regulated motion of devotees who had arrived on the Lord Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala for the Makaravilakku ritual on January 14.
A bench of Justices Anil Ok Narendran and P G Ajithkumar directed the Board to provide particulars of the Devaswom guard involved and the motion, if any, taken in opposition to him.
“The way by which the Devaswom guard by title, ‘Arun’, regulated the motion of pilgrims in entrance of Sreekovil, via the primary row, was in flagrant violation of the instructions issued by this court docket within the determination in Sajeev Sastharam,” the bench mentioned.
The video of the incident was broadly aired on TV channels.
The incident occurred whereas the guard was regulating the massive rush of devotees on the shrine on January 14 after Lord Ayyappa was adorned with the holy jewels, ‘Thiruvabharanam’.
Throughout the proceedings, the bench mentioned that it had in one other petition — Sajeev Sastharam vs. State of Kerala — directed the guards engaged by the TDB and the law enforcement officials on obligation at Sopanam to control motion of devotees via the barricades in an acceptable method that might trigger least inconvenience to pilgrims.
Nonetheless, on January 14, after the deity was adorned with the ‘Thiruvabharanam’, “there occurred sure points on crowd administration, in entrance of Sreekovil at Sannidhanam,” the bench mentioned.
It additional mentioned that the way by which the guard acted was in violation of the excessive court docket orders on crowd administration.
The court docket additionally referred to as for experiences relating to the incident from the Particular Police Officer at Sannidhanam and the Sopanam Officer.
The amicus curiae within the case instructed the bench that the Particular Commissioner, Sabarimala would even be submitting a report on the incident.
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